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Another 4 treatments on my face - Tucson, AZ
- updated 8 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $250
- Skin Care by Design Medispa (Tucson, AZ)
I had my first ematrix treatment in August 2010, a...
- 6 Dec 2010
I had my first ematrix treatment in August 2010, a low level "A" on my face with a little work on my neck. On my neck I have some acne scarring that shows as discoloration, but the scars aren't raised. On my face I have crows feet, some droopiness, and all that good stuff that comes with middle age.
The day after my August treatment, my neck was a little pink, but nothing that couldn't be covered with makeup. I felt tighter skin, but never saw the network of dots I expected. I took a few days off from work, but the time off wasn't really necessary. Somebody would have to stare intently to see that I had something done. Overall I was pleased but wanted to try a stronger treatment.
On Dec 3, I had my face and decollatage done with light work on my neck scars. The face was at level "B". I had some other skin issues treated prior to treatment, and by the time my face was treated, I was ready to get out of the chair. The treatment on my chest was level "A" with a little bit of level "A" on my neck scars.
When I woke up the next morning, I was horrified by how red my face and neck were. I was having lunch with my father! I put makeup over it, but I think the real help was getting vertical. The swelling went down a great deal within a couple of hours, and my father didn't notice a thing.
By morning 3, the pinkness was faint. I could see the grid of dots on my upper chest and in a few key spots, but all could be covered by makeup.
By morning 4 there was no pinkness. I can still see the grid of dots, but I went to swim laps at the local pool with no comments. It would take close examination to notice the dots. My face is tight and peeling a little. It looks like I have more brown spots than usual. I'll try to come back and post progress.
I had my second "B" treatment on...
- 12 Feb 2011
Five days after my second "B" treatment...
- 15 Feb 2011
I had my 3rd treatment in the package yesterday...
- 21 May 2011
I was pretty red and blotchy after the treatment. I used chilled aloe and aquafor, then slept with my head propped up on extra pillows, but I still looked awful when I woke up. This is true of past treatments, too, but it's kind of freaky every time. I could feel the puffiness around my eyes. After being vertical for a couple of hours, everything calmed down. I put on makeup a couple of hours sooner than I was supposed to so I could run errands. A close friend might ask what happened to me, but an acquaintance might just assume I slept really badly. By late afternoon (24 hours), I look completely passable. I could go to work like this. I will probably be blotchy again tomorrow morning, but by Monday I expect to face a much less drastic look. Friends will probably just think I'm wearing too much foundation for a week or so.
The second morning after my treatment, I woke up...
- 23 May 2011
It has been over a year since I had an ematrix...
- 8 Sep 2012
I also tried a half treatment on the back of my hands, the first time I've done that. The hands look worse than my face. I'm hoping to increase collagen so that when I'm older I won't have crepey skin that tears easily. Both my parents near age 80 have this.
I looked fine in 24 hours, but I had rough, scaly...
- 16 Sep 2012
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I like it that the employees are women around my age. They have offered to fix a number of things that I thought I would have to live with: hyperplasias and milia and keratoses. I've been to some male dermatologists about some of these things, and I was discouraged from treating them like it was a big deal. The ladies in the office understand that these little flaws make me look less than my best. They fix them quickly with different treatments. It's so easy, and your face looks so much fresher without them! Also, all the employees have tried these treatments. They showed me their own pictures of how they looked after treatments and what to expect in terms of downtime.